Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani announced that all CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free.
Irani, who was inaugurating a new Kendriya Vidyalaya building in East Delhi, said the Centre will launch initiatives to help parents analyse performance of their child in Kendriya Vidyalayas from the next academic year.
The Minister said, NCERT books have already been made available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago.
Irani also asked officials in her ministry to organise Child Conventions, which would include interactions between children and professionals from various fields including defence. This will help students grow into good human beings, the minister said.
Irani reiterated that the Centre will launch ‘Shaala Darpan’ and ‘Saransh’ services in Kendriya Vidyalayas in the next academic year. The ‘Shaala Darpan’ service is aimed at using SMS to keep parents informed about their wards’ attendance, time table and marks in exams.
While ‘Saransh’ will help parents compare the subject-wise learning outcomes of their children, with others at the district, state and national levels.